Submitted by Anikulapo

There is a poetry in your mind:
do chant before you face tyranny

And there is a song holding your lips:
do sing before you face prosecution

Whereas, there is a word in your voice;
please say before you die, here

as a solitary civilian in your country.

There is a story in your portraiture
do tell your protagonist about

The worst aspect to live as a serf
In this time of economy grammar—

This is a time for a confession
That I have lived a world
Where men do like women
And women do like men;

And the lustrous victims sleep
In the hours of sacrificial night.

– Anikulapo.

Thanks for reading and I will really appreciate your thoughts about this literary piece. Thanks.

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

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